Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Dr. George Davis, Committee Chairperson
Dr. C. Damien Arthur
Dr. Shawn Schulenberg
Several Supreme Court rulings, starting with Buckley v. Valeo and culminating with Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, have created two unequal campaign finance systems: One where party and candidate committees must follow strict fundraising regulations from the Federal Election Commission, and another populated with Super PACs and similar organizations which are allowed to take in unlimited donations. This paper sets out to see if Super PACs, which are freer to operate under the law, have challenged the party and candidate committees’ agenda-setting ability in an election.
Campaign funds -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Political action committees -- United States.
Bush, Logan, "Super PACs and Agenda Setting" (2021). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1413.